Cotton from organic farming (organic)
Cotton that is certified organic is grown in fields without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and defoliants . Only natural and organic fertilizers such as compost and animal manure are permitted. Organic cotton currently only makes up a fraction of total cotton production.
There are various certifications for organically grown cotton. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) represents the most comprehensive certification. The seal is the world's leading standard for the production and processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibers. The certification defines holistic requirements along the entire production and value chain. That's why we decided on this certificate.
Water consumption & CO2
Worldwide, most organic cotton is grown on farms that use rainwater , meaning there is no irrigation with fresh water. Due to the careful crop rotation, the soil is healthy, contains more organic matter and stores water 50% better than conventionally cultivated soil. The water consumption when growing organic cotton is up to 91% lower than with conventional cotton. Growing organic cotton also saves up to 46% of CO₂ compared to conventional cotton.
Pesticides & Fertilizers
Chemical-synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are prohibited in organic farming. Even if chemicals are not used in the further processing steps, such as bleaching or dyeing, garments made from organic cotton do not contain any toxins and have a positive effect on the cotton farmers, their families and your skin. GOTS certification is therefore highly relevant.